Mental Health Support

HJFS mental health supports include individual and group counselling, along with advocacy and community resources. 

All support is confidential. All support is free.

Individual Counselling

Hamilton Jewish Family Services offers mental health counselling for those in need. Services are free and confidential. 


HJFS offers therapeutic groups and community education workshops. Group topics include Stress Reduction, Coping During COVID, Mindfulness, and more.

Hello! I’m Gabriele

Licensed Social worker

My name is Gabriele McSween. I have worked in the field of social work since 1983. I have helped patients face challenges in regards to health issues, palliative care, adaption to changes, marital problems, financial and legal issues and more. I have worked in Longterm Care Homes, including personal visits with members in our community.  I worked extensively with abused women and children facing crisis. I am well versed in providing counseling in the areas of Depression , Anxiety, PTSD, Mood Disorders, Stress Management and Bereavement Issues. I provide online and telephone counseling to individuals and families. 

If you would like to set up an appointment, you can contact me directly at


Coping during covid

COVID can be stressful. In this workshop we provide guidance and the tools necessary to navigate through these uncertain times. 


Bereavement Group

Free six-week virtual program which provides healing, support and knowledge. Open to those who have experienced grief and loss. 

These programs receive funding from the Hamilton Jewish Federation, City of Hamilton, and Government of Ontario.

Contact US

Ask a question or book an appointment below.  All supports are offered via ZOOM or phone. Appointments are on Tuesdays – Thursdays.

 For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

905-627-992 X 23